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Re: [T3] Valve adjustment......



BillN=> Is it possible for the adjustment to be so tight that I can't 
     => get ANY gauge to fit? Or just the opposite, the gap has opened 
     => so far that it seems to be 1/8" or more?

Yes, no-gap happens, and it's not good -- you wind up blowing your power 
out the exhaust or, worse, back up the intake, burning valves along the 
way. I've never seen an eighth-inch lash, and there's no position of an 
unbroken cam that would create a condition like that, so it's not a 
matter of you being unable to find TDC. Since the car was running fine, 
you probably have a dropped valve seat or other foreign matter 
preventing the valve from closing. If only one valve is doing this, and 
the rocker arm adjuster looks good, it's probably time to pull the head 
and take a look. This would probably be an exhaust valve, and you may 
notice signs of combustion on the valve train. Driving it the way it is 
could do more damage. 

Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ
'66 KGhia 1600

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